Savannah is grand around this time of year, isn’t it? Days are sunny and bright, and evenings are crisp and cool, but not overly so. There is just enough of a nip in the air for us to put on a comfy sweater and mosey along the riverfront at a fall festival or run a 5K (or more than one if you’re up for it). And you’ll find lots of other things to do as the holidays approach. Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening in November.



First Friday for Folk Music

Local songstress Melanie Mirande and guitar virtuoso Jim McGraw are the performers for the November concert. So, you’re in for a real treat. You can look forward to Mirande delivering traditional and modern folk in her powerful, angelic voice. And if past performances are an indicator, Jim McGraw’s set is sure to be filled with energy and lots of personality.

Place:       First Presbyterian Church

Time:        7:30pm-9:30pm

Cost:         $5 suggested donation


Hopped Up on Brews

This festival is back on the riverfront again this year. So, if you’re of legal drinking age and enjoy craft beer, make plans to attend. More than 20 breweries will be on hand and some will have special brews just for the event. Bunches of local bands will provide live music. Unlimited tastings will be offered Saturday afternoon. And Rock ‘n Roll Marathon runners get ticket discounts.

Place:        Rousakis Riverfront Plaza

Time:         Friday 4pm-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm

Cost:         Tasting tickets: $35



Nope, you don’t need a beard to participate in the fun. And there are activities for the entire family. At the events in City Market, you and the kids can create a beard or decorate a family member’s real beard with arts and crafts. Then at 7pm the competition starts. And this year, The Beardsman of Savannah are debuting a new competition category for “beards so sharp they could cut you.” In addition to the fun, the event raises money for a charitable cause – Cure Childhood Cancer.  

Place:         Wild Wing Cafe

Time:          Noon-10pm

Cost:          Events are free; competition is $25


Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon

As you run, music from the live bands lining the route will put an extra spring in your step. And, bands will also take the stage for the first set at the finish line as early as 8:30am. Then when 11:30am rolls around, headliner act Michael Franti & Spearhead will put on an energetic show. And, the Remix Challenge returns this year too. Run Saturday and Sunday and get a third medal.

Place:        Marathon Start Line: Bay and Bull Streets

Time:         Schedule of events

Cost:         Varies (registration info)


Savannah Food and Wine Festival

If you’ve been waiting for this festival with bated breath, mark your calendar so you don’t miss it. Then get yourself psyched for fabulous wine and spirits tastings, a riverboat lunch cruise with a celebrity chef and two opportunities to pig out on succulent BBQ. And yes, the swanky Speakeasy is back, as is the Jazz Brunch and Taste of Savannah with hundreds of wine, spirits and food purveyors.

Place:        Varies throughout Savannah

Time:          Schedule of events

Cost:          Varies by event (ticket info)


Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah: Honoring Our Veterans

Take in three short documentaries in one evening. The first tells the harrowing story of a Canadian female who volunteered to fight ISIS in a Kurdish army. The second is about an Afghanistan vet who found his way back from the brink of addiction through a rafting guide program in Desolation Canyon in Utah. And the third chronicles the healing journey of an Iraq war vet who struggled with drug and alcohol abuse; he returned to Iraq to find redemption scaling its second-highest peak.

Place:        Service Brewing Company

Time:          5:30pm – 10pm

Cost:          $15 general admission, FREE to veterans


Girls on the Run 5K 

When participants in Girls on the Run finish a 10-week program, they celebrate with a 5K. And, they invite one and all in the community to join them. So, put on your running shoes and make your way to Hutchinson Island and run with the girls, their families and friends. And consider this: As an added bonus you’re highly likely to be truly inspired by these confident young ladies.

Place:        Hutchinson Island

Time:          9am start time

Cost:          $25 through November 10


FREE Family/Community Day 

Telfair Museums scored a quarter-million-dollar grant in 2017 for reinterpretation of Owens-Thomas House. And now, they are inviting the community to join them for the unveiling of the new interpretative and hands-on exhibits designed to tell the story of both free and enslaved people who lived there. It’s an afternoon of culture, live music, local cuisine and displays of regional crafts.

Place:        Owens-Thomas House

Time:          1pm – 4pm

Cost:          Free and open to the public


Gobble Wobble Charity Bar Crawl

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. And even before then, you’ve got an opportunity to get your gobble on. Put on turkey attire if you like and wobble or crawl to participating establishments to partake of drink specials. Be one of the first 250 participants to complete your “Thirsty Turkey” scorecard and you get an official Gobble Wobble t-shirt.

Place:        Starts at Stafford’s Public House

Time:          4pm-11pm

Cost:          Tickets $15 until Nov. 16, then $20


#HonorMark 5K

The family of Mark Hummeldorf invite you to honor and celebrate his life via a 5K. Mark was killed in a tragic car accident in 2017; he was only 33. A local firefighter/paramedic, he loved life and it was his nature to helps others. Prior to public service, Mark served his country with honor for four years as a U.S. Marine, and he earned a purple heart in November 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq.

Place:         Hutchinson Island

Time:          8:30am start time

Cost:          $40, Kids Run is FREE


Thanksgiving Music Fest

This is the second-to-last Unity in the Community festival for 2018, and a chance to get even more into a celebratory spirit. In addition to the tasty cuisine and arts and crafts vendors, the riverfront will be filled with music from live bands and musicians who will be jammin’ along the riverfront.

Place:        Rousakis Riverfront Plaza

Time:         11am-11pm Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday

Cost:          Free


United Way Turkey Trot

Want to work up an appetite before you sit down for a Thanksgiving feast? Run the picturesque, fast 4-mile course with about 1200 other early-bird runners. Whether you are a dyed-in-the-wool runner or you go for a run every now and again, you’re sure to enjoy the event. Got kids? There’s a Kid’s K (400 yards, ages 8 and under) and a Diaper Dash (40 feet, 2 and under). 

Place:         Daffin Park

Time:          8:00am start time

Cost:          $30


Boat Parade of Lights

Spend the Saturday evening after Thanksgiving in a front-row seat by the riverfront watching the parade of boats with dazzling lights as they glide by on the river. The festivities kick off at 7pm with the tree lighting ceremony. Then shortly thereafter, cannon fire signals the start of the parade. And when that’s said and done, be ready for the fireworks show, which always awes!

Place:        Both sides of the riverfront

Time:         5pm-10pm

Cost:          $10 admission per person (watch free from the riverfront)


Wine and Fries

It’s been dubbed the “night of Happy Meals for Adults” and it’s an evening where you can enjoy those iconic McDonald’s fries with wine, bourbon or beer. How cool is that? And even better still, the event supports the House that love built. Money from ticket sales go toward the mission of Ronald McDonald House Savannah.

Place:        Ronald McDonald House

Time:          6pm – 9pm

Cost:          $50 per person, $25 for Red Show Members


We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Visit our blog often as we move throughout the holiday season. We’ll keep you posted on what’s coming up. And do be in touch if you need real estate assistance. We’re always delighted to help!